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FACTSHEET: American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research, ACCF

DETAILS

1750 K Street NW.Suite400 Washington, DC 20006-2302
Phone: 202-293-5811
Fax: 202-785-8165

Founded in the early 1970s, ACCF's motto is "economic growth through sound tax, regulatory and environmental policies."

ACCF brags it is "a well connected spokesman for American business in Washington," a "key player" in policy circles and "one of the most influenctial organizations operating behind the scenes" in the Washington policy making arena (from web site "about ACCF" March 2004). According to Senate records, ACCF officers Mark Bloomfield, Margo Thorning, and Mari Lee Dunn were registered as lobbyists for ACCF on Climate Change Policy and the Kyoto Protocol for the years 1998, 1999, and 2001-2003. They argued that Kyoto would have a severe negative economic impact on the US economy. In August 2002, ACCF established its International affiliate, the International Council for Capitol Formation. Based in Brussels, it focuses on "reducing tax, regulatory, anti-trust, and trade barriers" primarily in Europe (www.iccfglobal.org, March 2004).

KEY QUOTES

"Given the severe macroeconomic impacts the Kyoto Protocol would impose on the United States, including reducing U.S. GDP by 1-4 percent, slowing wage growth significantly, worsening the distribution of income, and reducing growth in living standards, Dr. Thorning called for a new approach. Voluntary measures to reduce CO2 emissions should include modifications to U.S. tax policy that reduce the cost of capital for energy-efficient investments."
Source: ACCF website 3/04

FUNDING

American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research has received $1,674,523 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

1998
$80,000 Exxon Corporation
Source: Exxon Education Foundation - Dimensions 1998 Report

2000
$215,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
General Support
Source: ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990

2001
$250,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
$150,000 for 'climate change activities' and 100K for 'general support'
Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report

2002
$299,523 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
$199,523 for 'climate change activities' and $100K for 'diplomatic outreach activities'
Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report

2003
$95,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
General Operating Support
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

2003
$50,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Project Support
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

2004
$180,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Climate Change
Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

2004
$75,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
General Operating Support
Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

2005
$360,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
DISCREPANCY: 2005 Corporate Giving Report: no description. IRS 990 Form 2005: Climate Change Education Efforts ($90,000), Climate Environmental & Economic Research ($90,000), Climate change ($90,000), General Operating Support ($90,000).
Source: ExxonMobil Foundation 2005 IRS 990

2006
$15,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report

2007
$15,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report

2008
$15,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2008 Worlwide Giving Report

2009
$25,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments

KEY PEOPLE

Margo Thorning
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Charls E. Walker
Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Mark A. Bloomfield
President and Chief Executive Officer
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Robert S. Strauss
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

PEOPLE

Bill Archer
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Lloyd M. Bentsen
Former Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

William E. Brock
Former Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Red Cavaney
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Joe F. Colvin
Former Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Josephine S. Cooper
Former Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

John M. Derrick Jr.
Former Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Kenneth M. Duberstein
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Glenn English
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

William H. Gray III
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

James R. Jones
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Thomas R. Kuhn
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

William D. Ruckelshaus
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

George P. Shultz
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

John C. Whitehead
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

B. Douglas Bernheim
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Michael J. Boskin
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

David F. Bradford
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 3/04

Robert E. Hall
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Arnold C. Harberger
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Kevin A. Hassett
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

R. Glenn Hubbard
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Sidney L. Jones
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Dale W. Jorgenson
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Burton G. Malkiel
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Alan S. Manne
Former Scholar
Source: ACCF website 3/04

Charles McLure Jr.
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Laurence H. Meyer
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Rudolph G. Penner
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Roger B. Porter
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

James M. Poterba
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Richard L. Schmalensee
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

John B. Shoven
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Murray L. Weidenbaum
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Ed Zschau
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Thomas D. Campbell
Former Trustee
Source: ACCF website 3/04

Maxine C. Champion
Former Trustee
Source: ACCF website 3/04

Ernest S. Christian Jr.
Trustee
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Manuel H. Johnson
Trustee
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Larry W. Pollock
Former Trustee
Source: ACCF website 3/04

Mari Lee Dunn
Former Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary-Treasurer
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Ernestine R. Johnson
Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Douglas J. Holtz-Eakin
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Gary C. Hufbauer
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

N. Gregory Mankiw
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Edward C. Prescott
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Harvey S. Rosen
Scholar
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Frank L. Bowman
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

John Engler
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Robert W. Galvin
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Christine Jacobs
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Marc E. Lackritz
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Donald L. Lucas
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Frederic V. Malek
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

William J. McDonough
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Kyle E. McSlarrow
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Don Nickles
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Gerald L. Parsky
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Richard W. Rahn
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

David Rehr
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

L. William Seidman
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Bob Stallman
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Charles W. Stenholm
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Frederick L. Webber
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Steven A. Wechsler
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

Mark A. Weinberger
Member, Board of Directors
Source: ACCF website 06/06

SOURCES

ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4388

ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4386

ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990
ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4390

ACCF website 3/04
Website of the American Council for Capital Formation
http://www.accf.org

ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4389

ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report
2004 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4380

ACCF website 06/06
http://www.accf.org

Exxon Education Foundation - Dimensions 1998 Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4385

ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research downloaded from Exxon website
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4381

ExxonMobil Foundation 2005 IRS 990
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4391

ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=download&d=4586

ExxonMobil 2008 Worlwide Giving Report

ExxonMobil 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments
Exxon Mobil Corporation 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/files/gcr_contributions_pub-policy09.pdf